Atlanta, Georgia – March 27, 2012: eVestment Alliance, a global provider of institutional investment data intelligence and analytic solutions, today announced it has been ranked first in the Top 10 “Must Be In” Consultant/Third-Party Databases in Money Management Intelligence & iiSEARCHES Spring 2012 Consultant Relations Survey. The survey is a snapshot of the outlook and efforts of managers of U.S. sourced institutional assets regarding their relations with institutional investment consultants. eVestment Alliance was also ranked number one in the same category in 2010.
“The top ranking is a testament to the efforts of our team globally,” said Heath Wilson, founder of eVestment. “It is quite rewarding to know that the database is key to our consultant and institutional clients’ decision-making process and also that managers recognize the value of eVestment’s global, institutional distribution channel. We continue to strive to offer the most sophisticated information to our clients around the world and the rapid and consistent database growth is a direct result of the research demands of our institutional client base.”
Individuals describing themselves as consultant relations executives, sales executives, client service specialists or as having jobs involving more than one role completed 44 questionnaires during the January 31-February 22, 2012 period. They represent primarily multi-strategy and equities only firms, but also fixed-income managers, hedge funds, real estate and private equities firms. Total assets under management of responding firms ranged from less than $250 million under management (six firms) to in excess of $500 billion (one firm).
More information on the Money Management Intelligence & iiSEARCHES Spring 2012 Consultant Relations Survey can be found on www.iiSEARCHES.com and www.moneymanagementintelligence.com. The full copy of the survey is available for subscribers and triallists at this link. It is an analysis of the value asset managers place on cultivating relations with consultants and their efforts to do so to best serve their business needs.